Making All Voices Count

Technologies, citizen voice and accountable governance

Making All Voices Count was a programme that supported the development and spread of innovative approaches to fostering accountable, responsive governance – many of them using tools and platforms based on mobile phone and digital technologies.

Innovation, scaling and research projects

From its inception in June 2013 until its end in November 2017, Making All Voices Count issued 178 grants:

  • 72 to innovation projects
  • 38 to scaling projects
  • 7 to tech hubs
  • 61 to research projects.

Fourteen key messages about tech and accountable governance

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Five lessons about supporting innovation

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A learning programme

Making All Voices Count generated research-based evidence on how technologies contribute to accountable governance change processes, and practice-based learning on how to support innovation in this field.

This site

This is an archive of resources from the programme. You can search our publications, projects and blogs by theme and by country, and by type of project or publication.

Democratic accountability in the digital age
Anita Gurumurthy Nandini Chami Deepti Bharthur

Making sure that democratic accountability isn't lost in the digital age

Transforming governance: how can technology help reshape democracy?
Matt Leighninger

How to incorporate new technologies into public decision making

Game My Village: Improving and inspiring village participatory planning in…

October 18, 2017

Building relationships of trust and transparency between villagers and local governments

The effect of civic leadership training on citizen engagement and…
Lily L. Tsai Nina McMurry Swetha Rajeswaran

Civic leadership training as a pathway to more accountable governance